Corporal John Empoliti home from WWII. November 1946.
Local Soldier Had Two "Hitches" In United States Army Another loc.il s">ldier, Cp!. John J. Empoliti, was disclmrKod from he U. S. Army recently, and has •oturnod to the boroxmh to his 'amily oncft ajja.in. He is the husband of the former Miss Mary Russ-3, of Waterhury. nd the father of two children, 'ohn Jnmes, and Robert Joseph EmpoJiti. Corporal Empoliti wns induci- :d into the service on Sept. 2S. 9-13. The soldier went into train- n£ nt Fort Brags, N. C., whore ic not only received his basic train- ng but spent many nvjnlhs of his U'my career. He was nr. om> timo tationed at. Fort McCall, N. C,, rioi 1 to boin^f sliipped overseas -i January of this year. Assig-ned to the 33th Airborne 'ield Artillery. Corporal EmpoiiU saw some service in France and Oermany, He is Kiititlod lo wear the Good Conduct ribbon, the American Defense award, and the TS.T.G. ribbon, including two cam- .i:nrcn starts. The local soldioi- is also entitled to wear the. pre-Peur! Harbor rib'- bon. as he had completed close to three years in the Hawniiar Islands on an cniistrr.ent and wa discharged from the service jus previously to the J.ip attack Pearl Harbor. Cpl. EmpoJiti, attended Nau^a tuck High school and at the tim of induction was employed by tht U. S, Rubber Co. Ho is the son o Mr. und Mrs. Edward Empoliti of 37 Coen street.